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Here are a couple of Northwest Indian style adzes and hook knives I made for carving bowls. The blades are forged from steel by me in my shop from leaf springs and old lawnmower blades, and hone to a razor polished edge. They cut with very little effort and leave a very nice surface. I used them to make bowls like this spalted apple rough out in the last picture.
The blades are bound with seine twine, which is impregnated with tar to withstand salt water (it is used for fishing nets). Making tools is almost as much fun as using tools…